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  1. I've just been watching the new set of Alan Bennett 'Talking Heads' on the BBC ... This sentence made me giggle. Perhaps it shouldn't have .. but it did. (Blame 'Bed Among the Lentils' ... I know, I know ... That's old ... but still .... It's hard to beat Maggie Smith ... but Lesley Manville does give it a fair crack.) I could just picture this Washington doyen ... and her darkening roots ... as a subject for Bennett's beady pen. Bennett does isolation ... and rain ... oh, so well ... There's always something sad that lets you smile ... And there she'd lounge blowing yet another longing kiss ...
  2. Strange that ... Perhaps it's just an error ... and they'll send out a modified link later ... A shame really ...
  3. Neither have I. I very much enjoyed both Connection and the Don Q ..... Happily I just received a 'corrected' link ...
  4. Has anyone got the link / password from Pennsylvania Ballet yet? I did register ... but haven't heard anything yet. Perhaps they just release them on the day?
  5. So moving .... Much thanks for tagging this, volcanohunter ...
  6. Thanks for letting us know about this, Dale ... Much appreciated.
  7. I did look down below, California. It seems that they are doing the MacMillan piece last on the triple bill. They give the full cast for it in the YouTube outline. The picture in your freeze is definitely of the MacMillan.
  8. Winter Dreams is a one act ballet by Kenneth MacMillan loosely based on/inspired by Chekhov's Three Sisters ...
  9. Speaking of The Runaway .... Don't know if this has been posted elsewhere ... Next Week sees the sixth and final week of programming of New York City Ballet’s six-week digital spring season. On Tuesday 26 May at 8pm EDT, NYCB will release Balanchine's Donizetti Variations with Ashley Bouder and Andrew Veyette. On Friday 29 May, there will be a mixed programme of Justin Peck’s Easy, set to music by Leonard Bernstein, along with excerpts from six other ballets: These include - Pam Tanowitz’ Bartók Ballet, her first work for NYCB, featuring Indiana Woodward in the 2019 world premiere performance Alexei Ratmansky's Voices, his latest work for NYCB, featuring Lauren Lovette in the 2020 world premiere performance Gianna Reisen’s Composer’s Holiday, her first (2017) work for NYCB as the youngest choreographer commissioned in NYCB’s history Kyle Abraham’s The Runaway, his first work for NYCB, featuring Taylor Stanley, who received a 2019 Bessie Award for this role Justin Peck’s The Times Are Racing, featuring Peck and Robert Fairchild in the 2017 world premiere performance Mauro Bigonzetti's Oltremare, set to a commissioned score by Bruno Moretti
  10. No, but she was in the original cast of Four Temperaments in 1946 soon after she joined Ballet Society.
  11. Was surprised to find this online - The Royal Ballet's 2017 Cinema Broadcast of Jewels ... (Leave it to the Russians) ... Lamb and McRae are fun in Rubies (great too to see Valentino Zucchetti beaming away in the background) ... and James Hay is oh, so elegant in the Emeralds trio. Sadly Soares (now retired) was just not up to the Diamonds' challenges - which was especially frustrating as Muntagirov had been so spectacular in it and he and Nunez work so well together. A definite missed opportunity ...
  12. I live in London and so always long to see and catch up with NYCB - when I don't actually get a chance to be in NYC. I am HUGELY grateful for the digital opportunities. The Allegro was simply life enriching. I very much am hoping that people are making donations. I thought too if people could write in perhaps it would encourage them to do more after the Covid curse has passed ... as an effective way to raise money. I'd happily pay per/to view these pieces. Very happily indeed.
  13. Methinks that takes quite some doing!!!! 😉
  14. Just received this very respectful and well thought out notice:- (Certainly it is a different world from that of a few brief months ago ... ) As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and support the City's efforts to promote social distancing, the Library for the Performing Arts has suspended all programming and events at our location through March 31. At this time, our location remains open during our regular hours.Please know that this was not an easy decision for us to make since we know how important our programs are to our patrons. However, out of an abundance of caution, we feel that this is the best way that the Library for the Performing Arts can support the City’s efforts to discourage crowds and encourage social distancing during this challenging time.As we receive new information, we will continue to update you on our website. We are closely monitoring the situation and are working with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to ensure that we are following all recommended practices and are supporting the health and wellness of both our staff and our patrons.Please use the resources on our website or reach out to Ask NYPL with any questions.Thank you,Brent ReidyInterim Executive DirectorLibrary for the Performing Arts
  15. Nor the cost .... FOLLOWING the 45 days of strikes ... this is all they needed .... I wouldn't be at all surprised that - once this virus is brought under control - that this season does not have elements that are truncated further. I would also imagine - much as with the 1,000+ person restriction mandate in Paris, San Francisco and Zurich - that Germany will soon [have to] add their houses and something tells me that the UK - with already a substantive climb in cases - won't be far behind. I live in London and - to be honest - I am still a little shocked that this particular British government are not being a tad more proactive in staving off what Macron has called 'inevitable'. Of course, one sees they are trying to count the cost - but I fear that philosophy may well backfire and only end up costing them/us more. You can already feel the tension on the street. People look at each other differently now. Certainly they do at the Royal Opera House. The looks are visceral. You hear people openly hacking away and it is as if a knife were placed to your throat. It is just so entirely selfish. London is today where Paris was two weeks ago in terms of the numbers of the actively infected. Of course it is hard to tell the real levels because - in UK hospitals - only people in intensive care units had been tested until now for SARS-CoV-2 (or Covid-19). As of today EVERYONE in ANY hospital/care unit with ANY remote respiratory concern is getting tested. Watch for the UK numbers to burgeon quickly. Surely that is the ONLY way to get a sense of real perspective on this. (What, I wonder, is the point otherwise?) Once testing in the US is expanded something tells me those numbers will climb with some alacrity as well - and I would suspect now - given the delay - throughout the entire country.
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